Welcome to my West LA psychotherapy practice for individuals and couples.
I work with high functioning men and women who want to better understand themselves and better support them selves through and beyond their symptoms of stress, anxiety, depression and relationship difficulties.
I work with couples who are willing to work together with me to identify, own and address their needs and understand their differences instead of argue, blame, criticize or withdraw.
Individual and Couples psychotherapy in a supportive place facilitates growth in understanding, growth in clarity, ownership of choices and actions, meaning, function and impact of those choices and actions. We do this so that new choices and decisions become clear and available and the energy tied up in unsatisfying options is freed up to choose and act on options which are supportive of the individual and couple.
Together we attend to what's happening in the present moment, where and how you get stuck and the role of your history and current context. You can't make changes with out awareness. Without awareness, your choices and options are automatic, habitual and limited.
I support learning with curiosity, interest, humor, dialogue, authenticity and feedback.
Personal growth and healing. is just too good to be limited to crises. Come with your crisis, respond to the immediate situation and continue working to grow your self-awareness.
Your growth will be evident as you notice being present and open ( instead of pre-occupied), that you're communicating directly and authentically instead of "people pleasing", that you're dealing with differences and not trying to erase your opinion or another's, that you're making and owning your decisions (instead of avoiding, procrastinating or making other's responsible), that anxiety, worry, depressing and avoidance aren't your only options...
Successful individuals and couples know there isn't a quick fix, that their pace of growth is unique to who they are and the complexity of what they bring. Doing the work to change your way of being, is a commitment that can sustain you and the relationships you form and totally worth it!
I warmly welcome individuals and couples of diverse cultures, backgrounds and sexual orientations.